Chelsea ahead of Man Utd in Sami Khedira battle

Chelsea are eyeing Stuttgart midfielder Sami Khedira.

Chelsea are eyeing Stuttgart midfielder Sami Khedira.

The Sun says Stuttgart boss Christian Gross is ready to sell his £12million-rated star now rather than lose him on a free when his contract expires next year.

Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti sees Khedira as the perfect man to step into the Blues midfield after letting Ballack, Joe Cole and Deco go.

But he faces a battle with Alex Ferguson who wants Khedira as a replacement for 35-year-old Paul Scholes at Manchester United.

Former Spurs boss Gross admitted: "It would be very painful if Sami left on a free.

"If he has two more great World Cup games, all the big clubs will come for him."

 
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